Zinedine Zidane is back as the manager of Real Madrid, 284 days after sensationally walking away from the post, during the celebrations of a third successive Champions league title.
The Frenchman fore-saw the decline of an ageing squad without much motivation in terms of trophies or fresh talent, and duly quit the job to save his Real Madrid legacy. Los Blancos have since hired and fired two young managers who arguably were limited by the lack of real investment in an underwhelming squad.
No one personifies the image of Real Madrid as a player and manager better than Zizou. It’s a massive step by the Real Madrid board to convince him to make a return, handing him full power over the management of the squad, a lack of which was the reason behind his initial departure. Now Zidane can sell whoever he wants and has the backing to pursue whichever targets he wishes to add to the squad.
The frenchman can now make the tough decisions regarding the Real Madrid first team. Photo: AFP
José Mourinho was reported to have been given the job on an interim basis last week. The Portuguese left the club in 2013 after a series of fallouts with senior players and the club’s hierarchy, his playing style raises question marks over his suitability for any Top job at the moment and  that is not the kind of attention the club needs. 
Zidane offers stability given his reputation as a club legend and the manager who won nine trophies in under three years. In addition, his authority over a squad of huge egos restores calm and gets everyone pulling in the same direction.

Zizou’s return was borne out of a shared passion for the club by President Florentino Perez and Zidane himself. They would look to build some momentum from Zidane’s first spell ahead of a summer of rebuilding, with names of incomings and outgoings already flying around.
Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane. Photo: Pierre Philippe-Marcou/AFP
It is an old football cliché that you don’t go back to your ex; however, this is Zinedine Zidane who is taking on his third spell as a Real Madrid employee.
 The highest-paid manager in world football can now say Real Madrid is well and truly his.
Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin
March 12, 2019
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Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Chief Editor of the Football Castle, Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin is a football junkie and writer of the beautiful game.

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